• Job Opening at Rand Merchant Bank

  • Posted on: 7 March, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. We offer innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

    Rand Merchant Bank


    Job description


    To facilitate and enable business strategy by translating it into business plans and operating capabilities and managing the delivery thereof.

    Business Manager with BA skills


    • Facilitation and enablement of Corporate Banking strategy
    • Work with Corporate Banking Team and the broader bank.
    • Work with different parts of the business to understand their contribution to the vision and strategy and co-ordinate the ongoing alignment and delivery thereof
    • Assess cost, viability and benefits of different options to implement strategy
    • Provide direction to the business on options to fulfill strategic requirements
    • Track and monitor progress against objectives and take corrective action where appropriate

    Set-up and oversight of operational performance

    Work closely with business, IT and other support areas to design and implement robust and efficient processes and technologies
    Post-implementation, provide ongoing oversight of operational performance
    New product, process, platform and business development

    Facilitate the development and delivery of new products, processes, platform and/or business development where required in response to new client requests, changing market conditions, changing regulatory requirements and competitor offerings
    Guide, steer and co-ordinate new product development initiatives to deliver on the strategy
    Oversight of ad hoc initiatives

    • Facilitate / implement ad hoc team initiatives as required
    • Adherence to governance and control framework and processes
    • Ensure governance and policy frameworks are communicated and
    • adhered to
    • Ensure Business Continuity Management is proactively managed
    • Ensure the business is prepared for regulatory and legislative change
    • Ensure compliance standards are adhered to across the function
    • Ensure regular monitoring and reporting where appropriate

    Stakeholder engagement

    • Build relationships with key stakeholders to understand their current and future business requirements, displaying abilities to listen, advise, influence, negotiate and present at all levels
    • Influence the prioritization of delivery of competing initiatives in line with stakeholder expectations
    • Continually engage with stakeholders to provide ongoing feedback on progress of prioritized initiatives
    • Lobby, engage and report to relevant Exco’s where required
    • Identify opportunities to share knowledge including lessons learnt
    • Effective teamwork, self-management and alignment with group values
    • Act in ways consistent with RMB’s brand and values
    • Maintain a positive attitude and handle stress in ways that do not negatively impact others
    • Plan and manage own workflow, anticipating obstacles, juggling priorities and following through on objectives within agreed time- frames and according to quality standards
    • Act ethically, including highlighting unethical practices
    • Flag and debate issues constructively
    • Display skill at mentoring/coaching others and resolving conflict

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Relevant Bcom Degree, BA or other
    • 5+ years’ relevant experience across a CIB environment and Transactional banking experience beneficial


    • Problem Solving
    • Analysis and Attention to Detail
    • Conceptual / Big Picture Thinking
    • Drive for Results
    • Building Relationships / Partnering
    • Influencing and Impact
    • Business Insight and Risk Awareness
    • Consulting and Advising
    • Anticipating and Managing Change
    • Commercial and Financial Acumen
    • Planning and Organising
    • Monitoring and Measuring


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Rand Merchant Bank career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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